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brackets, we need to root for kentucky. >> we do! >> right now. >> starts at 4:00. see you at noo good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday march 26, 2015. welcome to cbs "this morning." french officials say the copilot locked himself in the cockpit and intentionally crashed the germanwings plane in the french alps. captain sully sullenberger on the terrifying final moments. rescuers search for survivors when deadly tornadoes tore through oklahoma. we are live at the scene. plus new technology could prevent 80% of car accidents, but a congressional plan to get you wi-fi put that in jeopardy. we begin with a look at today's "eye-opener: your world in 90 seconds." >> voluntary action refusal to
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allow the commander coming back into the cockpit. losing altitude of the plane. >> french investigators say the germanwings jet crash was intentional. >> the copilot locked the other pilot out. that pilot banged on the door trying to force his way back in and the copilot manipulated the plane into a steep descent. tornado. tornado on the ground. tornado on the ground. >> at least one person killed. some of the worst damage in the tulsa, oklahoma, area. >> reporter: tense of people without power. in yurmanerm yemen, and air strike. >> and targeting icenies tikrit. >> launching an internal investigation after a violent arrest of a black man by two white officers. >> ran up to me with his gun and told me get out the car or i'll blow your brains out. all a hoax. hours later she went off the radar a. wild goose chase. oklahoma police say one of
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welcome to cbs "this morning." charlie rose is on assignment. vladimir duthiers is with us. and the copilot deliberately prash crashed the plane, it's reported. sending the airbus 320 on a path to the ground. >> reports the passengers started to scream just before the jet slammed into the mountains in the french alps. all 150 people onboard killed. mark phillips is on the crash site in the town there. >> reporter: highly disturbing developments that come from the flight crew cockpit recorders coming from a news conference this morning. take you through the sequence of what this cockpit recorder
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reveals. for the first 20 minutes of the flight, the pilot and the copilot are heard in normal technical conversation. then once the plane is at cruising altitude, the pilot leaves. you can hear his chair being pushed back. he informs the copilot he's leaving. you can hear the door closing. at that point, the copilot is in sole control of aircraft and he manipulates what's called the flight monitoring system to put the plane into a controlled descent. here's the way the french prosecutor describes it. >> translator: he voluntarily allowed the plane to descend and lose altitude, about 1,000 meters per minutes. it's not normal. >> reporter: the copilot's name is aun degree is lubitz. he's a german national with the airlines since the year 2013 and had 600 hours of experience, and also turns out that he has a u.s. pilot's license. during the descent, the pilot
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desperately tries to get back into the cockpit. he calls on the intercom presumably tries to dial the code. the copilot has frozen him out and locked the cabin door. the air traffic control tower as well tries to call the plane. it asks other planes in the area to make calls as well. but all you can hear from the interior of the cockpit on the recorder is the breathing of the copilot. steady, not excited. here again is the french prosecutor. >> translator: has several calls from the commander asking to be allowed in to the cockpit. he knocked on the door and there was no answer from the copilot either. and one can then hear the noise of human breathing within the cockpit and that human breathing noise can be heard until the final impact which means that theoretically the copilot was alive. >> reporter: both the french and the german governments have said
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that they know of no connection between the copilot and any terrorist organization. gayle? >> all right the investigation is certainly just beginning. thank you very much, mark phillips. let's bring in now captain sully sullenberger cbs news av use and safety expert. sully, good morning to you. this is such a devastating news and turn of events. this story just keeps getting worse. the head of lufthansa says had moment ago he was speechless shocked, can't imagine any one of his pilots could have done such a thing. love to hear your thoughts on this surprising turn of events. >> it is a shocking and very disturbing turn of events. and i share that concern. i was a professional pilot over 30 years. been flying fou inging now for 48 years. this apparent deliberate act if validated was anathema to everything that every professional pilot stands for, believes, and dedicates his life or her life to on a daily basis
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to protect your passengers. >> lufthansa also said this morning they pride themselves on recruiting the best pilots that the pilots are given a yearly medical examination, but that that does not include psychological tests. what does that mean to you? should that change? >> well, pilots already are the most scrutinized professionals that exist. certainly more than medical professionals. you know, the entire recruitment and hiring process, the training process, the annual medical exams for kaptds every scaptains every six months exams and we have to prove our competence skill, knowledge, judgment in regular simulator tests. more important than that you have to realize what a close working environment a cockpit is. like being in a closet literally arm's length away from your colleague for 8, 10 12 sometimes more hour as day where no interaction goes unnoticed.
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we have in our palace unions a professional standards committee that can answer concerns that a pilot might have about a colleague, and if that fails, then you go through the official steps going through the chief palace offices at the airline and if that fails you go to the faa in this country to test a pilot and make sure they're foyt fly. at the end of the day, no matter how screening or scrutiny a group gets it's very difficult to predict when one person might suddenly do something completely uncharacteristic. >> captain sullenberger thank you very much. this morning a german high school that lost 16 students and 2 teachers held a moment of silence for the victims. the state department says three of the passengers were american. two of them have been identified. 22-year-old emily selke and her 58-year-old mother yvonne selke on vacation and flying to dusseldorf to catch a flight to britain.
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she graptted with honors. and our coverage continues. learning more about the copilot at the controls. we'll check in with him ahead on cbs "this morning." one person is dead and several hurt this morning after violent tornadoes tore across the planes. a new view from the air showed damage in moore oklahoma. one twichter tore through homes and businesses and damped one elementary school. in tulsa we have the terrifying scenes and destruction that the tornadoes left behind. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. daylight revealing the extent of the destruction here. this was a gymnasium. can can see the roof collapsed. dozens rescued from this spot. in another neighborhood, re -of- neighborhood-of-rescue crews trying to make sure everyone is accounted for after one person was killed. barreling through traffic during rush hour. violent tornadoes ripped across oklahoma wednesday, tearing through power lines and leaving more than 50,000 homes and
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businesses in the dark. >> whoa! >> oh lord. >> reporter: winds of more than 80 miles per hour pummeled the area. >> big tornado on the ground! >> reporter: several people were hurt. some taken to the hospital in critical condition as drivers stuck on the road were left to the mercy of the storm. >> i felt glass breaking and i was on the top, sliding across. >> reporter: firefighters in tulsa carried out a group of young girls who were in the middle of a gymnastics class as one tornado hit. >> it was loud. and everybody was just screaming and crying. >> reporter: the girls were forced to take shelter in basement as the walls of their gym came crumbling down. >> i was scared, and all we did was praise god that we were still alive. >> reporter: more than 60 people were inside almost all of them children, but no one was hurt. >> serious wind! >> reporter: the powerful line of storms brought hail. heavy rains.
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and ferocious winds. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: damaging dozens of homes and nearly wiping out this sand springs neighborhood. >> when i panicked ran and got in my bathtub and listened to the tv as long as i could. >> reporter: one of the places hit hardest, moore, oklahoma. years ago 25 people killed after an ef-5 tornado the most powerful time swept through the town. now as the damage from this latest storm begins to settle in, many here will once again be forced to start over. >> devastated. i'm totally devastated. this is my life. it's hard. >> reporter: schools will be closed today in tulsa and also in moore. survey crews have already started the work here of trying to assess exactly how much destruction like this the storms have left behind. have ladd? >> manuel thanks. charges against army
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sergeant berg bow dahlowe bergdahl convicted are deserting his post and the taliban captured him leading to a prisoner exchange. reaction from beg dahl's fellrgdahl's fellow soldiers. >> reporter: the only missing in afghanistan, bringing him home was an important part of winding down america's involvement in that war. well the war is winding down but the legal battle over bergdahl is just beginning. the arm threw the book at bergdahl charm charging him with desertion, five years in prison and misbehavior before the enemy, carrying a much stiffer penalty. >> a maximum potential penalty of a dishonorable discharge, reduction to the rank of e-1, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and possible
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confinement for life. >> reporter: bergdahl was held by the enemy five years until captors freed him last may in exchange for five senior members of the taliban held at guantanamo. a statement released describing conditions of his captivity. kept? isolation, blindfolded, klained to a bed, beaten with a copper cable. open wounds on his wrists from handcuffs. >> you wouldn't want your worst enemy to the treated the way he was. he made something like a dozen escape attempts which was his duty to do as soldier. >> reporter: wondering if he could get a fair trial. >> basically calling my client every name in the book suggesting he should be hanged shot. >> reporter: former soldiers who served with bergdahl and had to go looking for him after he disappeared felt the charge was justified. >> what i see is that he deserted. there's no way around it.
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>> life imprisonment would be the best thing. anything less would be i feel cheating. >> reporter: the army will now convene the military equivalent of a grand jury to hear the evidence against bergdahl, and determine if it merits a court-martial. that will almost certainly take months, since there are thousands of pages of evidence which the defense has yet to see. gayle? >> thank you david. this morning, the military says coalition warplanes carried out 17 air strikes in the battle to retake the iraqi city of tikrit? isis. aircraft began targeting extremists in and around the city last night. president obama approved air strikes after a request from iraq's prime minister. for weeks the u.s. remained on the sidelines because iran is backing iraqi forces in the tikrit area. this morning saudi arabia is vowing rebels is sweeping through yemen, a country of huge import innocence the u.s. fight against terrorists. targeting rebel military positions and fighters in the capital. cbs news national security
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analyst juan zarate with us to talk about the new military action both in iraq and yemen. juan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> first talk where there is u.s. military action that's in iraq. this is a significant shift. how much of this is about iran? >> reporter: a lot of it is norah. you have the u.s. actually responding to iraqi requests for support but in many ways trying to reassert influence in iraq especially in the wake of iranian influence. the iranians have been backing the shia militia trying to take tikrit and the u.s. now trying to regain momentum on behalf of iraq and push iranians a bit aside. this is part of that ongoing battle for influence within iraq. >> what's at stake for the u.s. here? >> reporter: in part support to the iraqi government. tikrit just the start of 9 battle. of course, the big prize here is the battle for mosul. if we stall, if iraqis stall in tikrit there are going to be real challenges in the attempts to retake mosul, iraq's second largest city. a tough battle and the u.s.
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wants to maintain momentum. >> trnurn to yemen. we learned persian gulf countries have gotten involved in in a bombing campaign. really complicated, but again, these are sunnis, worried ak growing iranian and shiite influence? >> reporter: keep in mind you have the houthi rebels marching south. these are iranian supported rebels and forces attacking the existing government president hadi who asked for support from the saudi government. you have the quickening of this conflict between saudi arabia and iran a proxy battle between sunni and shia forces come the to the fore. what you see in yemen is a quickening of that battle. >> how important is yemen to the united states? >> reporter: yemen's critical for a couple reasons. first, counterterrorist needs. al qaeda and the peninsula is there. islamic still is pretending to establish a presence and we have to ensure terrorist threats don't come from there. the fact of instability security
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forces split the fact we don't have embassy presence anymore lost special forces on the ground, that's debilitating. in addition the issue whether or not yemen really becomes an accelerant for the fight between sunni and shia. >> any of this timing interesting given that the talks with secretary of state john kerry and others about the iran deadline is approaching on march 31st? >> reporter: absolutely. three dimensional. quest for influence and a quest for the u.s. to not only sign a nuclear deal but term how to deal with iranian influence around the middle east. >> juan thanks. as norah mentioned, negotiators in switzerland face a tuesday deadline over iran's nuclear program. in a new cbs news poll nearly half of americans do not approve of the president's handling of relations with iran. in lausanne switzerland showing us what's at stake. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is crunch time here in blew zahn.
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secretary kersee meeting with iran's negotiators. if these talks go well u.s. diplomats are optimistic they could close a deal by tuesday that would curb iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon in exchange iran would get billions of dollars in sanctions relief. now, kerry has assailed the many critics of this emerging deal saying they offered no viable alternative. we asked one critic fellow democrat bob menendez to respond. >> both the president and the secretary have not offered all tirchs to a deal either making me concerned their only view is that a deal has to be had, and if you let the other side know that you are committed to a deal at any cost then the deal you're going to get may not be very good. >> reporter: now menendez and some republicans have prepared a flu round of sanctions on iran if these talks fail and if they succeed, it's up to kerry and
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the administration to convince congress not to torpedo this emerging deal. gayle? >> margaret thank you. police dashcam video shows officers beating a man after a traffic stop this morning. what led up to this new conversation after over this segment sponsored by
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"this morning" right now. good morning, everyone. 7:26. time frank mallicoat. here's what's happening. a woman missing in vallejo has reappeared in and police believe she and her boyfriend carried out a kidnapping hoax. denise huskins was at her mother's home in southern california yesterday. before she turned up police said the details didn't add up. most employees will return to work at the tesoro refinery in martinez. union workers have ratified a contract ending strike that lasted more than seven weeks. the refinery has been shut down since the work stoppage began. stay with us. traffic and weather in just
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good morning. let's get a check back in livermore. so they canceled that traffic alert about 10, 15 minutes ago. so all lanes are now back open eastbound 580 at vasco road. it was a scene of a major injury crash. several lanes were shut down. traffic is quickly recovered at least westbound our drive time is slightly lower than usual 22 minutes from the altamont pass to 680. you will still see those slowdowns eastbound but all lanes are open. bay bridge backs up through the maze. that's traffic. here's roberta. let's check in with our weather watcher this morning and first off let's go way to the north bay. here we have peggy rogers, reporting 45 degrees in petaluma at this hour. thanks, peggy. have a terrific day. bird's-eye view of san francisco. currently 55 degrees there. otherwise today, near and record warmth. we're talking 70s at the beaches, mid- and high 80s inland.
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david malick has officially left one direction. however, however i am happy to say i don't know which one that is. >> i would agree. >> we know which one zane is. >> i don't know which one he is. i do know one direction but i know 15-year-old girls everywhere are shedding tears. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour a man beaten and bloodied by police officers after a traffic stop. dash cam video shows the scene. ahead, the serious questions about the officers and their
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actions. >> plus, one of the world's most popular tv hosts is out of the job for throwing a punch. the fracas that left the talker on the sidelines. that's ahead. "the new york times" has a follow-up on american servicemembers exposed to abandoned chemicals weapons in iraq. yesterday they were apologized to for how they were treated. the troops received inadequate medical care. under new guidelines veterans will get the medical support they need. they admit not following its own policies for caring for the troops. >> the "washington post" said crash drones are spilling secrets about military operations. syria claims it has record os after predator drone that crashed in the northwest country last week. americans believe it was shot down. it us one of a string of drone crashes in far away places like yemen and libya. it's evidence of america's wide reach operations.
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>> jesse jackson jr. was released from an alabama prison. he served a year and a half for illegally spending $700,000 on campaign funds. they were used to purchase furs and other things. since december 72 people in southern indiana tested positive for hiv. all the cases are leaked to intravenous drug use. it's unclear whether the governor will approve a clean need el exchange program. and the governor has ordered the alcohol beverage control agency to retrain its officers. it follows the violent arrest of a black university of virginia student. now governor mccalull love wants
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them retrained. a violent traffic stop in detroit has some questioning behavior of police. this dash cam shows officers beating this 57-year-old. they used a taser on him. officers said they thought he was reaching for a gun. vinita nair with why the man thinks he was framed. >> they have very different stories about what happened. it is yet another case where officers are being questioned about the use of excessive force, only through time there's dash cam video. seconds after the two police officers approach floyd dents' car, they pull into the street. no audio of the incident exists but accords todaying to dent -- >> they tell me get out of the car or i'll blow your brains out. >> one officer puts him in a choke hold and began punching him in the head bunched him 16 times according to den's lawyer.
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i kept telling them i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: he was tarzed three times before he was brought to his feet. his face bloody, clothes torn, put in the back of the officer. the officer said he thought dent was reaching for a gun, that he ig yored orders to show them his hands and threaten to kill the officers. cocaine was found under the passenger seat of his car, but no weapon was found. accident said the drugs were planted and he denies making any threats or biting the officer. >> it's really important to know we're not hiding from this. we started the investigation, we launched the investigation internally without a complaint being filed. >> a local pastor led a march outside the police didn't wednesday demanding the two officers that stopped dent be arrested. meanwhile his attorney is asking for patience from the community. >> we're saying essentially let the system work. we believe it will work. we believe justice will prevail.
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>> to me justice is having the person who done this to me locked up. >> after reviewing the tape the district judge through out the charges but dent is still facing the drug charge. as for the arrests officers he was accused of misconduct after he began working at the detroit police department. in 2004 he and other officers were charged with several civil rights abuses including planting evidence. he and others were acquitted. gayle? >> thank you, vinita. this morning black leaders accept the apology of a former college student who sang a chant. 20-year-old levi petitt said he has learned a very tough lesson. it shows him leading the song. jericka duncan with what he says now. >> the words he sang were mean
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hateful, and racist. but when pressed about where he learned the song that collapsed the sigma alpha epsilon song he tee flekted. >> i'm not here to tell you where i learned the chant or how i was taught. >> reporter: he has changed his tune. a nine-second chant with other student. s in a chant sunk his college career. >> everyone here and across the nation has seen what i've done. >> reporter: on wednesday the former member of sigma alpha epsilon stuck to his script. >> there are no excuses for my behavior. i never thought of myself as a racist. i never considered it a possibility. >> reporter: african-american leaders who met privately with petitt and his family said they accepted his apology.
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>> he didn't say anything else. that was most certainly enough for us. >> reporter: parker rice also expeled by the university after the video surfaced has not spoken publicly. in a statement issue two weeks ago he said the song was taught to us. >> 18 and 19 and 20-year-old children, and that's what they are, children did not know anything about lynching but we still have a great number of people in oklahoma who do. >> reporter: before he met with the press, there was a private sit-down with state and lawmakers as well as church leaders. he and his family were reportedly challenged to join the naacp. vlad? >> thanks, jericka. you may remember a "60 minutes" story about "top gear," one of the most popular tv shows. now he's hitting the road because he punch add producer.
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baby hippo is getting its first swimming lesson from mom just hours after it was born at the san diego zoo monday. the mother is teaching the baby how to surface for air. very important lesson in life if you're a hippo. a hippo can hold its breath for about 40 seconds. they don't know if the hippo is a boy or a girl because they can't get close enough. but get this the hippo weighs 50 pounds when it's born. >> experts say -- by expert i mean vlad -- they're pretty mean but he looks really sweet. >> very sweet. it's the end of the road for jeremy clarkson's turn at the wheel for the show "top gear."
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the bbc fired the blunt and sometimes contentious host on wednesday after he attacked one of his producers. elizabeth palmer is outside bbc headquarters in london as the show figures out how to get back in gear. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. "top gear" was basically a show for car lovers but its millions of fans loved it because of the politically incorrect show host jeremy clarkson. he was bound to say something to provoke an uproar. on camera he was polished and often very funny but he's been fired for what he did off camera punching a producer in the mouth. >> yes, you're good. >> physical violence prolonged by contract.
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>> he hit the man and left him with a bleeding lip because there was no hot food available for him after a shoot at a hotel. denise heard it. >> swearing over a length of time and this poor guy that he was ripping into. >> reporter: other than updating his twitter biohe's been silent but one of his co-host did speak up. >> it's a tragedy. i'm sorry that something that was small is something so beg. >> reporter: when he was first suspended his fans delivered a petition on a tank signed by over a million people who wanted him to keep his job. but "daily mail" editor at large piers morgan who himself was once punched by clarkson said the bbc couldn't give in.
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>> you can't punch a junior member of the team and call it an accident. >> take this remark for example which outraged truck drivers. >> it's a hard job. change gauge, change gauge, check your mirrors, murder and prostitute. >> "eenie meenie myny mo [ bleep ]. >> reporter: clarkson spoke to "60 minutes" in 2010. >> "top gear" is online and you sit back and wait for complaints but if you start to wait for everybody's concerns you end up with something bland and boring so you have to sort of ignore everybody in order to do the show how we want to do it. >> it's all too incredible for words it's well known jeremy clarkson is going through a very difficult time professionally and personally. in the end the person most to blame issiermy himself. >> reporter: in the latest twist this morning the police are now
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involved. they're investigating the assault. in announcing his departure, the bbc said clarkson was a huge talent who made an enormous contribution. as for the producer who was punched, the bbc said he still has his job. >> the truth of the matter is he's very popular and i bet somebody hires him but you can't punch anybody, certainly nobody at work. >> especially at work. >> you can't punch anybody. thank you, elizabeth. a woman reported missing after being abducted turned up safe. why police say that's only adding to their questions. plus the day devon still calls the best day of his life. i'll say. an
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good morning,:7:56. i'm frank mallicoat. tributes are pouring in for san jose police officer michael johnson. johnson was shot and killed tuesday outside his "senter road" condominium complex. a benefit for the family will be held a week from today. criminal charges could be filed against a vallejo woman who claims she was kidnapped. denise huskins turned up yesterday safe in huntington beach. police believe she and her boyfriend made it up. and today the state assembly is expected to vote on the governor's billion-dollar drought plan. the senate has already given its approval. the money would go to local water projects and people who lost jobs because of the drought. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning, now we have new problems in livermore. that earlier traffic alert is cleared in the eastbound lanes. and no longer causing a delay. the new issue is westbound 580 at vasco. a wreck a multi-vehicle crash blocking a lane. you can see all the delays from at least north first street. the drive time from the altamont pass jumped to 40 minutes. here's a live look in oakland now. the nimitz freeway northbound you can see all that slow traffic beginning to build near the oakland coliseum. and southbound 880 approaching high street there was some debris in the roadway that was causing a number of flat tires. all those cars are now on the right-hand shoulder. that's "kcbs traffic." here's roberta. elizabeth, let's kick-start with our weather watcher program and let's check in right now and see who is reporting right here around the san mateo coastline. we have michelle reporting 54 degrees in foster city. thank you so much, michelle pounder, for that observation. let's check this out now. currently we have temperatures, wow, our camera went dark. 40s and 50s out the door. numbers stacking up in the 70s and mid-
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday march 26th 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including dramatic new developments on the french plane crash. a french prosecutor says the co-pilot locked out the pilot, then sent the plane on its final descent. captain sully sullenberger weighs in. first, "eye opener at 8." the co-pilot puts the plane into a controlled descent. >> an apparent deliberate act. >> daylight is revealing the extent of the destruction here this was a gymnasium. you can see the roof collapse. >> devastated. i'm totally devastated. this was my life.
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>> it was loud. >> the army will convene the military equivalent of a grand jury to hear the evidence and determine if it merits a court-martial. what you have is the u.s. responding to iraqi request for support, especially in the wake of iranian influence. another case where officers are being questioned about the use of excessive force, only this time there's dash cam video. >> a junior member of your production team in a drunken foul-mouth rant. >> millions of fans of one direction have been plunged into despair. >> zayn is leaving one direction. >> zayn said after five years he's leaving to focus on his true passion which is not being shrieked at by a horde of 12-year-old girls. today's "eye opener at 8" is presented by prudential. >> ready receive be cue gayle.
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>> i'm gayle king here with norah o'donnell. charlie rose is on vacation. the co-pilot of the germanwings flight 9525 intentionally crashed the plane. he did so after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. >> the plane was traveling from barcelona, spain, to dusseldorf, germany. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the developments in this tragedy become more sensational and more disturbing by the moment. let me just take you through the sequence of what the cockpit voice recorder now reveals. about what happened in the last moments of that flight. the flight takes off for 20 minutes or so there's normal conversation between the pilot and the co-pilot. at that stage, the pilot tells the co-pilot he's going to leave the cockpit. you can hear the chair being moved back. you can hear the door closing. at that point, the co-pilot is in sole control of the plane and initiates a sequence on the
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flight monitoring system that puts the plane into a steady and controlled descent. the pilot deliberately and desperately tries to get back into the cockpit. he hammers on the door uses the intercom, at the same time air traffic control is trying to contact the plane. it asks other planes in the area to contact it as well. the co-pilot inside a man named andreas lubitz is denying access on a special extra layer of security on the cockpit door. he can refuse entry to anyone trying to get in. the only sound at that stage on the cockpit voice recorder is the steady, not harried, not excited, breathing of that co-pilot as he flies that plane right into the mountain. the last noises on the cockpit voice recorder were the screams of the passengers and the ground proximity indicator going off. the german and the french governments have both said that the co-pilot that they have no indication that he had any
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affiliation with any kind of a terrorist group and, of course there will now be a very deep delving into investigation into who he was and why he apparently did what he did. >> jeff pegues is in washington talking to his sources about what caused this crash. what do we know about this 28-year-old man? >> he was a german citizen who had been with germanwings since 2013. it's a subsidiary of lufthansa airline. the ceo says the co-pilot andreas lubitz passed all flight and medical examinations. there was a break in his pilot training. lufthansa officials said the break lasted a few months. when pilots return they still have to demonstrate a fitness to fly. we also confirmed this morning that lubitz also spent time in the u.s. for training which is not unusual for lufthansa
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pilots. a law enforcement official tells cbs news that he was training at an arizona flight school between july and november of 2010 and that he was in the u.s. last year. we've also confirmed with the federal aviation administration that he had a private pilot certificate to fly in this country, something that authorizes him to fly single engine, general aviation aircraft and gliders. >> and, jeff we heard mark phillips report there's no indication yet about a connection with terrorism. >> investigators will have to take a closer look at this co-pilot. his background. that will be very important going forward now. initially, just hours after the crash, we had a lot of information about the captain of that plane but not the co-pilot and now, of course we're learning more and u.s. law enforcement officials and u.s. intelligence agencies now want to know more as well. >> thank you very much jeff. captain sully sullenberger cbs
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news aviation and safety expert is with us once again from sparks, nevada. always good to see you. sorry it's for this particular story. the image of the last minutes of what that passenger -- what the passengers and the crew went through is just so painful to think about when you hear about the screaming and that the pilot wassen baing on the door trying to get in. what concerns you most about how this went so terribly wrong? >> you're right, gayle. the account is chilling and disturbing and doubly so to anyone who has a loved one on that airplane. it says to me that i disagree with what's been reported about the -- one of the executives of the airline saying that they didn't need a change in security or safety procedures as a result of this. i think that airlines globally should put in place better human systems. and that means having at least two people in the cockpit at all times. when one pilot needs to leave the cockpit, have another crew
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member come up. there are a lot of reasons that would make it better safer to have a second crew member go into the cockpit when one pilot has to leave. that's an obvious, easy thing to do. >> we heard the lufthansa ceo say this co-pilot passed all medical tests, flight examinations, that he was 100% fit to fly. did he miss something. >> that's what the investigators will be looking to see. i think they will be looking at this break in training that lasted apparently several months. where was he during that time? why was there a need for this break in training? i think his whole life is going to be under great scrutiny. >> captain sullenberger can you explain to us what the locking mechanic six issm is like on an a-320? why the pilot was not able to get in. i've seen key pads outside of doors. >> if what is being reported is
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validated and turns out to be true, it seems as though the occupant of the cockpit actively prevented someone who had authorized access and was using the proper code from entering the cockpit. they stopped that process from happening by pushing the lever to the locked position. >> realistically, though sully, how do you protect passengers when dealing with a disturbed or deranged crew members? with all the security precautions that we have what do you do? >> if it's in flight you would call for reinforcements. have the flight attendants come forward and assist you, especially if they were acting irrationally or actively trying to interfere with the safe conduct of the flight. you would restrain them in extreme cases. i've never heard of such a case happening in the western world in recent years other than egypt air 990, for example, it happened in the late '90s and one other one that was a
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possible pilot suicide and mass murder happened in asia some years before. these are extraordinarily rare circumstances but even for these rare extreme circumstances, we do have protocols that we can use and call upon to keep passengers safe. >> all right, captain sully sullenberger, good to have you with us. thank you very much. you can follow our coverage of the story all day long on cbsn our digital news network. go to cbsn.cbs news.com. people in oklahoma are cleaning up and assessing the damage after violent storms struck the area. dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. firefighters in tulsa helped rescue a group of girls in the middle of a gymnastics class. they took cover in the building's basement as the walls crumbled. no one was hurt. a california kidnapping police are now calling a hoax. aaron quinn reported his
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girlfriend was abducted from his home yesterday. police in vallejo called this a wild goose chase. >> if anything it is mr. quinn and miss huskins that owe this community an apology. >> this story is disturbing. yesterday her father was on the air begging for -- >> in tears. >> yes in tears. i think how disappointed and relieved he is today. >> we knew yesterday there would probably be more to this story. >> we did. two senators want to give us more wi-fi access. that could sideline a billion dollar effort to keep people
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there anything you'd like to say anything to our extend of gra fehr to tip things off? >> [ inaudible ] >> you do have it? that okay. gosh, she's beautiful. >> did you hear that? >> i did. >> all right. so we'll open it up to questions. >> oh, i love that moment. it's okay nigel hayes. it's okay. clearly he was thinking about something besides basketball at a news conference. he and the banlers get back to the serious business as the sweet 16 gets under way.
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allie laforce is at the skieryracuse alliilliil allie. >> good morning. thank you for the play on the last name. >> i know you're. >> who can bring down kentucky is the big question and after seeing them play in person for a couple of games, i'm really excited to see the physicality of this matchup. i think that's the one way you can really disrupt this kentucky team is they're used dominating so much na if a team challenges them physically they get really frustrated. i saw them become affected by it on the bench complaining about the referee calls, sort of bickering among each other. i don't want to say this team is soft by in means. have some of the big estgest game
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play. i'm looking forward to the west virginia to see if they ka watch in physicality. when it comes to basketball they're better all the way around. >> allie, there are three hall of fame combs including coach k. this is the 22nd time he's led duke to the sweet 16. what do they need to do to come out on top? >> yeah. i mean coach k is incredible. his place in history is certainly solidified. he's had an incredible year from a personal standpoint. duke is an interesting team. they start out really strong and they had this stretch where they were sort of trying to figure out their identity. they couldn't hit a shot. but things have really come together for them. okofor is a force to be reckoned with. he's somebody that's going to create matchup problems for any team that faces them. so as long as they go through the big man, they should be okay. >> allie, i know you ee covering
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the michigan state and oklahoma game and the spartans are favored to win. what do you see in that matchup? >> michigan state is so impressive. they seems to surprise us every year. coach izzo is a mass twhern it comes to the postseason. i expect this to be a well coached game a physical game. i'm excited to see what he's table to do with this team come tournament time because he turns things around postseason. >> let's talk notre dame. the team advanced last week on coach mike bray had lost his mom the same day, went on to lead his team to victory. family members encouragehood imto play on saturday. they're playing again tonight. what are you hearing about how the team is feeling? >> reporter: i haven't heard much about what the team is feeling but i know that the tournament is already an emotional time and we've seen so many times over the year that you can kind of throw all the xs and os out the window because when it comes to march madness and the ncaa tournament stories
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like that seem to inspire teams. they seem to further push them and emotion is an element this time of year and i hope they can rally. >> allie after you got that shout-out from tony parker from ucla, what do you think their chances are? >> yeah. ucla is an interesting team. i feel a lot of pressure for the bracelet i wore last weekend. he is an incredible player and i think what he does is he's able to judge quickly. he had the controversy last-second goal shot. the last second wul as the pressure is going to be on me. think fi they start by playing inside out basketball that's when their offense is best. he's certainly an coverage begins
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and it was a complete shock. good morning. time for news headlines. a woman reported missing in vallejo has reappeared and police now believe she and her boyfriend carried out a kidnapping hoax. denise huskins was at her parents' home in huntington beach yesterday morning. investigators say even before she turned up the details of the case did not add up. >> workers at tesoro refinery are back to work. union workers ended a strike that lasted more than 7 weeks. the refinery is shut down since the work stoppage gage. today music fans will be able to buy tickets to outside lands at 10 a.m. elton john and others headline
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your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ good morning. let's head out to the bay bridge toll plaza. we know a lot of folks are trying to get into the city right now. you can see plenty of company if you're heading to the pay gates. metering lights were turned on at 5:40 this morning. stacked up 20 to 25 minutes waited. eastshore freeway is rough because of an earlier crash
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that had been blocking lanes westbound at appian. everything is on the shoulder. more slowdowns between richmond and berkeley on westbound 80. problems continue in livermore. westbound 580 we had that earlier traffic alert a major hot spot. that cleared and now we had a new one at airway. that is on the right-hand shoulder. you can see the delays beyond vasco. and the san mateo bridge just kind of sluggish like we usually see heading out of hayward. that's "kcbs traffic." here's roberta. >> let's go straight to our weather watchers program and check in and see who is reporting at this time right here. it's michelle ponder. 54 degrees in foster city. thanks, michelle, for your report. and currently we head from foster city to sfo where we have no reports of airport delays. 55 san francisco. 47 degrees in santa rosa. hey, later today, near or record warm temperatures t highs in the 70s at the beaches. 80s inland. peninsula and bayside 87 degrees in gilroy today. that should tie a record. we have a string of sunny days coming up.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour nearly 50 million count on his company. aetna's ceo mark bertolini transformed the health and wellness of his employees after some health scares with his family. we'll show you how he did that. get ready for liquiguide so things can easily pour out. it will help reduce waste. california's berkeleyside --
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22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time. >> i don't understand. is he retiring or joining his own solo band? >> he's leaving the band. >> after stress of having millions of girls swoon over you. this morning a republican presidential candidate and others are pushing for wi-fi. it could prevent up to 80% of car crashes. be in all cars in a few years and it comes down to a battle
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over band width. a sudden obstacle in the road makes a car slam on its brakes. it's vehicle to vehicle communication known as v2v. this technology which can make roads safer and save an estimated 183,000 lives a year may now be asked to make room for wi-fi. >> it's an opportunity for more people to get onto the internet an advantage for people who don't have access. >> senators cory booker and marco rubio introduced the wi-fi act. government estimates say wi-fi tributes to more than $140 billion of economic activity a year and demand is growing for the limited available spectrum. >> we're making sure first and foremost the safety needs of the auto industry will be met while also giving more opportunities
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for more innovation more job creation, more economic expansion, and more fairness in terms of accessing the internet. >> reporter: the bill has bipartisan supporters in congress and would require the fcc to evaluate if wi-fi and v2 2 v can work. >> he's asking congress not to pass the bill fearing it opens the season on v 2 v band width. >> our concern is any other trachk could potentially block one of these important signals. we don't want to be in a position where some other use of the spectrum for transmitting a movie or something will have to be shopped so that our signal can get through. >> his pilot project at the university of michigan is expected to expand to 20,000 vehicles next year. he said any changes could delay
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the safety equipment's rollout another five years. >> we're in the fourth quarter, very close to the end zone with this technology so any change like that would be disastrous. >> reporter: the department of transportation which injured a pedestrian could have been prevented by v 2 v and the national transportation safety board said it could have prevented this fatal bus stent in new jersey by warning the driver of the oncounselling truck before the crash. one child died, 16 were injured. spectrum sharing could put people at risk. the opportunity to improve transportation safety must not be delayed by issues with social interference. >> do you think the concern that's being expressed is fair? >> this is not about convenience or access to the web. this is about saving lives. we already made that decision. >> he doesn't necessarily oppose spectrum spectrum's sharing but he said it was the s.e.c. who set aside
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the band width 15 years ago. >> if you want to make a different decision then you'd better show us the data that we can save those lives with a clear signal. >> reporter: the auto industry has already invested a half billion dollar in v 2 v, but some are frustrated and say the auto industry has been slow to embrace the idea of sharing. two s.e.c. commissioners have said they're open to the idea of widening the spectrum and the bill has big
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obamacare, tea party presidential candidate ted cruz just signed up for obamacare. and next week he planned to get gay married at planned dned parenthood. >> that's funny. >> very funny. he had to sign up. before mark bertolini signed up for aetna, he almost died while on a trip on a ski trip.
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bertolini found healing in yoga and meditation and that inspired him to bring a whole new mindset to one of the nation's largest health insurance companies. when mark betterrtolini took over at aetna's ceo he decided to convert the health place. there's an all inclusive wellness center that includes doctors, exam rooms and massage therapy. workers can even get labwork done and pringss s prescriptions fill. there's a chef who has a salad bar with nutritious meals-to-go program. but the distinctive portion of his program is the fitness center. that's where employees are urged to exercise any time of day. he's convert add substantial number of employees with what he
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credited to his recovery. there are virtual classes and mindfulness and there is yoga. >> when we go back to our desks, we can bring more poise and more calmness and more focus to the people that we're working with and that eventually translated into a more compassionate workplace. >> and a healthier one. employers reported 28% decrease in stress levels a 20% improvement in sleep quality and a 19% reduction in pain. >> imagine you're floating on your own breath. >> and reportedly all of that extend is translating to a happier and more productive workplace. >> so when he's not doing yoga or meditating or sitting at the table with us mark bertolini is serving with a company that brings in more than $51 billion58$58
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billion. he joins us at the table. i'm excited to meet you, mark bertolini. it's all good. >> there was a lot of eye rolls and grum bling, just because he's doing it i've got to do it too. how did you deal with that? how did you turn things around. >> first you give people the reasons why you want to do it. give them the bigger picture and finally where the resistance reach as point, let's say i'm ceo of the fortune 500 company and i want to do it so it happens. >> how are you driven by a personal experience nchl 2004 you had a near death experience where you loss part of the use of your arm from skiing. >> right. i broke my neck and i couldn't run anymore, couldn't lift weights so my partner who was helping me with the pain she
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said why don't you start yoga. i said it was for girls. she bet me. it was very challenging and changed the way i think about how we think about recovery. >> what did that do for you? >> recovery is a state of mind. it's not just a physical practice. and if you get your mind in the right place, you can almost do anything in managing pain. my pain is still very intense every day. it never stops. 24/7. i don't take any drugs or medication for it. i deal with it in a different way. being present in the moment. understanding that this pain is part of my journey and just deal with it. >> but not everyone's on board. some of the experts say, a, it's not appropriate in the business culture, that stress is also good to prompt con flick and prompt engaging among your co-workers and maybe you're not -- not you specifically but it could lead to a cult-like thinking. what do you think about that? >> just look at any service experience you have. in the health care industry, we're absolutely below cable and
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airlines which is not the great place to be. >> meaning the insurance industry. a lot of people don't like their insurance companies. >> if we're going to invest in people, we have to reduce their stress levels pay them fairly allow them to live their lives fully so when they're taking care of people they don't have all that other baggage with them. >> why is providing this service a gem and wellness and yoga and healthy food, why does that affect the bottom line? it's not just about the bottom line. it's about the sustainability of the business over time. it's up to 270-plus percent over the last five years. that's people's belief as to whether or not we have a sustainable business model overtime. our customers will continue to buy our stuff. our earnings have been kbroeing steadily all along. that's business fundamentals. do we have a product people will
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continue to buy overtime. the bottom line comes out of good business fundamentals. i think we've lost our business fundamentals. >> what do people say, mark about how this has done for them? >> we had $25,000 more in expenses. ite e down to about $2,000 for people with the highest level of stress. we saved people's marriages. they've lost weight. we've had people come back and say, you know what? you saves my life and it cost $197,000 to do the first program. >> in addition to helping them spiritually you raised minimum wage. >> we had employees who were struggling. they were on food stamps had their kids on medicaid. we looked at the whole mix.
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most off when kids get more income it goes to benefit because they lose other subsidies, we say how can we raise them from 5,700 to 67,000 employees, on average 25%. so when you look at that kind of impact to them as people and the way they live and the a. of money they make that takes a a lot of stress off the table for them. >> can i ask you about helmet insurance insurance. one of the promises made by the government, it would slow the rise in premiums because more people would be on the insurance rolls and insurance companies would be able to slow the premium. that hasn't happened. why not? >> because we need to payment reform. there was an attempt to control price. price controls don't work we have to reward people for the right outcome and that outcome is better health.
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so instead of trying to eliminate disease or pay somebody every time they touch a patient, let's pay them for preserving the health. >> you mean preventive medicine. >> preventive but also we have very sick people wandering in the system aimlessly spending lots of money. the top 5% consume a percentage of it. how do we help them go through the system and how do we reward the system for making them healthier. >> it is frustrating. i'm someone who's healthy and i have young children so we don't go much but every time we go it's frustrating. to pay the bill to submit for stuff. it drives you mad. >> so mark bertolini, if people have problems with their claims you can be reached where? your number is? >> at his yoga class. >> i'm on twitter @bert. >> people will definitely pay
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attention. congratulations. >> thank you. >> he's the brains behind some of your groundbreaking sitcoms. next honoring producer norman lear when we come back.
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he was honored by the moving image and hall of fame. the classic sitcom "all in the family ats and its many spin-offs, "jeffersons," "maude." the two shared a special moment at the event. the kiss that you see there was a reference to the memorable scene when sammy david jr. kissed archie bunker on the classic episode of "all in the family." >> i'm glad you explained that. >> i remember that clearly.
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that was nice. that does it for us. for continuing coverage of the plane crash
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check out my breakfast! eggs... sausage... ham... bacon... cheese... and sourdough bread. uh, mine's easier. get a load of jack's loaded breakfast sandwich. what's on it? what's not on it? it's like a big ol' breakfast buffet right in your hand.
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good morning. we're checking traffic conditions around the bay area. i'm not seeing any huge hot spots. that's not to say we aren't seeing congestion out the door. here's a live look at the richmond/san rafael bridge. it's actually backed up around canal and then heavy on the span getting into marin county. but look at this. it's actually cleared out through the sunol grade. no delay between pleasanton and sunol on southbound 680. and unfortunately we have seen this drive time jump a bit in the last half-hour trying to leave hayward on the san mat
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